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This is why the world will miss Shinzo Abe

His unique skill set greatly increased Japan's global stature and influence

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Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Malcom Turnbull in Sydney in January 2017: even after Donald Trump pulled out, we had agreed to keep TPP alive by the remaining countries.   © AP

Malcolm Turnbull is a former Prime Minister of Australia. His memoir "A Bigger Picture," was published earlier this year.

The world, and our region, will miss the wise and steady voice Shinzo Abe brought to international affairs. He was a great friend of Australia and during the years we worked together as two Prime Ministers we developed a warm friendship based on mutual candor and trust.

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